The gang at the Peach Pit is saying goodbye once again. Fox's BH90210 revival was canceled. The series was created as a limited run series for the summer, which was a show within a show starring the original actors from the mothership Beverly Hills, 90210.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network said in a released statement,
We are so proud to have reunited in a very special summer event one of the network’s legacy series and casts with 90210 fans across the country. Profound thanks to and respect for Brian [Austin Green], Gabrielle [Carteris], Ian [Ziering], Jason [Priestley], Jennie [Garth], Shannen [Doherty] and Tori [Spelling], who, along with the entire crew and everyone at Fox and CBS Television Studios, poured their hearts and souls into this truly inventive and nostalgic revival
The show was given the green light as a six-episode "event series." It averaged a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.6 million in total viewers with three days of delayed viewing added in, causing it to be the summer's highest-rated premiere. Soon afterward, the numbers started to drop, resulting in Fox giving it the boot.
The original cast members hoped the revival would go on for multiple seasons. Garth, along with Spelling, co-created the show and shopped the series around for almost a year when Fox Entertainment stepped in. Spelling stated,
We have so many stories to tell that this could keep going on season after season.
Sources for THR claimed BH90210 was a victim of creative issues before the show debuted. An alleged 13 writers quit the show before it aired as Spelling and Garth wanted it to have a similar feel to HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm.